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Kelly Creighton

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Kelly Creighton is a Northern Irish novelist, crime writer, short story writer and poet. Her second short story collection, EVERYBODY'S HAPPY, is launching in May 2021.

Kelly is the author of the Belfast based DI Harriet Sloane series:
PROBLEMS WITH GIRLS, Sloane book 2 and THE SLEEPING SEASON, Sloane book 1 (Friday Press).

She co-edited UNDERNEATH THE TREE: Twelve Christmas stories from Writers in Northern Ireland; a multi-genre anthology.

BANK HOLIDAY HURRICANE (Doire Press), Kelly's first short story collection, was longlisted for the Edge Hill Prize and shortlisted for a Saboteur Award.

THE BONES OF IT (Liberties Press; reissued by Incubator Editions) was the San Diego Book Review novel of the year 2015.

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Q&A with Author Ellie Rose McKee

I am delighted to have a guest with me today.

Ellie Rose McKee’s debut novel Full Term is out today, and to coincide Ellie kindly allowed me to ask her a few questions about the book, and her writing in general.

Hi, Ellie. First of all, congratulations on your new book. I was wondering when and why you started writing.


I remember working on short pieces––stories, poems, or the generic ‘write

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